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Re-Entry and Community Integration Services

Award Information

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Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $200,000)

The Congressionally Selected Awards Program, authorized by the Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009 (Pub. L. 111-8), helps improve the functioning of the criminal justice system, prevent or combat juvenile delinquency, and/or assist victims of crime (other than compensation). Funds should be used for the projects selected by Congress, in the amounts specified in the joint explanatory statement incorporated by reference into Pub. L. 111-8, and generally consistent with one or more of the following statutory purposes: improving the functioning of the criminal justice system, preventing or combating juvenile delinquency, or assisting victims of crime (other than compensation). Each of these purposes is framed using language drawn, respectively, from the former Byrne discretionary statute, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, the Victims of Crime Act, and the Violence Against Women Act. This project is authorized and funded through a line item in the FY 09 Congressional Budget and by the joint explanatory statement that is incorporated by reference into the FY09 Omnibus Appropriations Act.

Center Point Inc. will use FY 09 Congressional Selected funds to hire a Vocational and Aftercare Counselor for their Re-Entry and Community Re-Integration Treatment and Employment Services Program. Center Point is a comprehensive social rehabilitation program in San Rafael, California. They provide evidence-based community-integration programs for recovering addicts. The agency has shown that substance abuse clients achieve positive integration outcomes when skills, competencies, and follow-up supportive counseling are provided. They have developed a comprehensive re-entry and vocational services program that addresses the spectrum of clients needs: pre-employment skills; vocational preparation (interest, skills, aptitude assessments, resume preparation, preparation for interviews); job seeking skills, job development and advancement; coordination between substance abuse treatment and vocational outcomes; on-the-job counseling. Their objectives are to serve 60 difficult to re-integrate and employ individuals by providing social skills, vocational skills, and employment placement and retention services.


Date Created: September 2, 2009